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Picture Books about Snow – Snow Books for Kids

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Picture Books about Snow – Snow Books for Kids

Here are some of my favourite picture books about snow for kids. They include a selection of fictional storybooks with snow as a theme and some informational books about snow that kids will enjoy. These stories are a lovely way for children to connect with what they observe about snow during the wintertime. I have included some approximate intended ages for these books, though children a bit younger and older will enjoy them as well.

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Wolf in the Snow (Matthew Cordell)

Wolf in the Snow is Caldecott winning book about a little girl who finds and helps a wolf pup who is lost in a snowstorm. This book is told through beautiful illustrations but no text. (2-6 years)


The Snowy Day (Ezra Jack Keats)

The Snowy Day is a classic children’s book about a little boy who enjoys the simple pleasures of a day playing in the snow. It won the Caldecott Medal. (2-5years)


Over and Under the Snow (Kate Messner)  

Over and Under the Snow is a book about what happens with animals above and below ground during winter. This picture book is great for introducing children to basic concepts about natural sciences. It is also great for learning about the Subnivean Zone and the animals that need it to survive.  (5-8 years)


The Mitten (Jan Brett)

The Mitten is an award-winning book based on a Ukrainian folk tale. It’s a beautifully illustrated story about what happens when a boy loses his mitten in the snow, and some animals find it. (1-4 years)


Tracks in the Snow (Wong Herbert Yee)

Tracks in the Snow is about a little girl who follows tracks outside her house. She eventually realizes that they are her own tracks from the previous day when they lead her back home. (2-6years)


Snow (Sam Usher)

Snow is about a boy’s day off from school due to heavy snow. The boy brings his grandad to play in the snow in the park, and they meet some surprising animals there. (Baby – 5years)


The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder (Mark Cassino)

The Story of Snow explores the science of snow and answers many questions that children may have about snow. (5-8 years)


Owl Moon (Jane Yolen)

Owl Moon is a beautiful book about a father and daughter searching for an owl on a snowy, winter night. It is a classic book that won the Caldecott Medal. (3-7 years)


Snowball (Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet)

Snowball is a story about a lonely snowball that wants to get down from the top of a mountain. As he makes his way down the hill, he starts to roll and picks up all sorts of things on his way. (3+ years)


Footprints in the Snow (Mei Matsuka)

Footprints in the Snow is a book about a wolf who wants to write a story about a wolf who, for once, isn’t the villain.  (2-6 years)


Snowballs (Rise and Shine) (Louis Ehlert)

Snowballs is a simple book about different objects that that are used to create a snow family. (3+ years)


One Snowy Night (A Tale from Percy’s Park) (Nick Butterworth)

One Snowy Night is about a zookeeper who helps feed the animals at the zoo. Then, one cold, snowy night he finds he needs to do more than feed the animals. (3-6 years)


Snow (Walter de la Mare)

Snow is a book made from the poem by Walter de la Mare. There are beautiful illustrations that go along with the simple text. (2-5 years)


Winter Dance (Marion Bauer) 

Winter Dance is a book about a young fox who doesn’t know what to do as winter sets in and snow begins to fall. The other animals show the fox what they do to get ready for wintertime. (Baby – 3 years)


Winter’s Song (Suzanne Barton)

Winter’s Song is a beautiful story about a little robin’s first winter. (2-6 years)


The Snowy Nap (Jan Brett)

The Snowy Nap is a story about a hedgehog who doesn’t want to hibernate as he wants to see what happens during the winter. (4-8 years)


Winter is Here (Kevin Henkes)

Winter is Here is a simple book about different experiences in wintertime. It is perfect for younger children. (3-8 years)


The Storm Whale in Winter (Benji Davies)

The Storm Whale in Winter is a sequel to the Storm Whale book. It is a story about friendship and how to care for others. (2+ years)


The Snowflake (Benji Davies)

The Snowflake is a story about a little girl who wants to find the perfect Christmas tree and a snowflake who doesn’t want to fall from the sky. Both find that things turn out well if you trust in the world. (4+ years)


Snow (Cynthia Ryland)

Snow is about a girl, her friend and her grandmother as they enjoy the wonders and excitement of a snowy day. (4-7 years)


Snow (Uri Shulevitz)

Snow is a beautiful story about a boy and a dog who believe that the snowflakes will lead to something amazing. It was a New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year and Caldecott Honor Book. (4-7 years)


Scooper and Dumper (Lindsay Ward)

Scooper and Dumper are two trucks that work together to get jobs done. When a snowstorm hits, they work together to clear the roads and help the city. (3-7 years)


I hope you found these picture books about snow useful and that you and your kids enjoy reading them! You may want to see some of my other book lists such as Winter Books for Toddlers and Winter Picture Books for Kids.

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